first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thompson got hurt in the third quarter when he twisted his foot while landing on the foot of Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon. Thompson tried to stay in the game before signaling to Cleveland’s bench that he needed to come out. He did not return.Afterward, Thompson didn’t think his injury was too serious.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I just fell forward on it, it’ll be all right,” he said. “It happens when you’re rebounding and the little guys are down there. It’s part of the game. I’m just glad I was able to walk off on my own two feet.”Thompson underwent further tests on Tuesday, which confirmed the sprain. The Cavaliers said he will be out a minimum of two weeks, and his status will updated “as appropriate.” Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Dwyane Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Tristan Thompson #13 reacts as George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers teases him after Thompson made a mistake that lead to an Atlanta Hawks basket during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson’s strong season has stalled.Cleveland’s starting center could miss a month after spraining his left foot in Monday night’s 108-92 loss at Milwaukee. Thompson has been playing at an All-Star level and has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling Cavaliers, who are 6-21 and already missing star forward Kevin Love.ADVERTISEMENT The eight-year pro is having one of his best seasons, averaging 12 points and a career-high 11.6 rebounds in 27 games. Thompson has also embraced a leadership role with the young Cavs, who have experienced a coaching change and dealt with numerous injuries, the biggest to Love, who may not be back until mid-January after undergoing toe surgery.Thompson’s injury will force coach Larry Drew to make yet another lineup change. He’s likely to start Larry Nance Jr. at center.The Cavaliers host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a basket during warmups prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even more glitz on a legacy that reached epic status long ago.It was, by any measure, a fantastic year for James.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Kevin Belingon eager to prove beating Bibiano Fernandes no fluke in potential 3rd fight LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue And even without a title, it may have been his most significant year.For the third time, James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year — after 2018 saw him continue to excel on the court, open the “I Promise” school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and further use his voice as an activist who bristled at being told to “shut up and dribble.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I would describe it as a success because I was able to inspire so many people throughout the year,” James said. “I got to go back to China, to Paris, to Berlin, I opened up a school. And all these kids I was able to see, all over the world and in my hometown, I was able to inspire, to make them think they can be so much more than what they think they’re capable of being. That was my outlook for 2018.”James received 78 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Thursday, while Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts was second with 46. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was third, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was fourth and Triple Crown winner Justify was fifth. “The next star is out there,” James said. “And I’m not just talking sports. Doctor, nurse, pilots, they’re out there. The one thing they need is knowing that people care about them and care about their lives. I believe it’s part of my job, and I take it very seriously, to try to tap into that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss On the court, James remained dominant. He averaged 28.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.4 assists in 2018 between his time with the Cavaliers and Lakers, playing in 102 games through Thursday.“In addition to being on everyone’s short list as one of the league’s all-time greatest players, LeBron is among the hardest working players and is a thoughtful and impactful leader,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “He serves on the executive committee of the Players Association even as he builds an impressive media company of his own. And what’s most inspiring, and no surprise given his talent and focus, is how he’s done all of this while embracing his unique opportunity to positively impact communities in need.”James becomes the third man to win the award at least three times, joining Lance Armstrong (a four-time winner from 2002 through 2005), Tiger Woods (1997, 1999, 2000 and 2006) and Michael Jordan (1991, 1992 and 1993).Armstrong won the Tour de France in each of his years as the AP recipient, — though he was later stripped of the titles in a doping scandal. Woods won at least one major and was the PGA’s Player of the Year in all four of his AP-winning years. Jordan’s three awards coincided with his first three NBA championships in Chicago. And James’ first two times getting the award were in 2013 and 2016, years where his fingerprints mussed up the Larry O’Brien Trophy in a title celebration.And James’ closest rivals in the AP balloting this year — Betts and Ovechkin — also won titles in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT James’ year included no championship, no scoring title, no MVP award. But some of the people closest to James still considered 2018 to be his finest year yet.“I like to talk about generations,” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, one of James’ best friends. “There will never be another Michael Jordan because he was the first to be a global superstar, the first to take the NBA to another level. There will never be another LeBron James, and a lot of it is from what he’s done away from the game. Him understanding his voice has been so refreshing and so important to the culture and his friends.”The “I Promise” school is perhaps James’ most prized accomplishment yet. It opened in July for 240 third- and fourth-graders, a public school in Akron that is perhaps like none other. Families — not just the kids — get support there, whether it’s by helping put food on the table or providing adult education or even legal assistance.And this is just the start. James and his LeBron James Family Foundation have enormous plans for the school in the years ahead.“It is already such a success,” James said. “And it’s something that I never thought was possible until we made it happen. So yes, it’s been a pretty good year.”A busy year, too.He had a documentary series called “Shut Up and Dribble,” which discusses the role athletes have in the current political and cultural climate. His show “The Shop,” featuring James and friends talking about life in the backdrop of a barbershop, has been enormously popular. James has faced criticism in recent days for posting rap lyrics that included the phrase “Jewish money,” for which he apologized, and even rival coaches have spoken out about how he’s used his fame for good.“To this day, he hasn’t missed a step,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said earlier this year. “He hasn’t fallen off the ledge and he’s been a brilliant example for millions of kids, especially kids with lesser opportunity and haven’t had the same advantages as others.”On the court, he was already an icon.Off the court, he’s looking to be one as well in the years ahead.last_img read more

first_imgMore bowler-friendly conditions will likely greet New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second Test, home captain has Kane Williamson said.The first Test ended in a damp draw on Wednesday after rain restricted all but an hour of play on the fifth and final day, with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews unbeaten at the end having saved their side by batting the entire fourth day.The hosts had the best of the bowling conditions on the first day when they reduced the visitors to nine for three, before Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne and Niroshan Dickwella rescued their first innings.The pitch then dried out, flattened without breaking up and provided little sideways movement as New Zealand scored 578 before the visitors ended their second innings on 287 for three with Mendis on 142 and Mathews 120 not out.”I think we’ll expect a bit more bounce and pace in Christchurch,” Williamson said as he looked ahead to the second game starting on Dec. 26.”We know that the wicket there offers to seam bowlers and generally hold its pace for a long period of time.”Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, while pleased with the result on Wednesday, said his side’s top order would need to get used to the green pitches in New Zealand quickly, especially if the conditions were to be tougher in Christchurch.The New Zealand bowlers took three early wickets in both innings in Wellington, with Sri Lanka opener Danushka Gunathilaka scoring one and three, while Dananjaya de Silva contributed one and then made a five-ball duck.advertisementDimuth Karunaratne scored 79 in the first innings, but fell for 10 in the second, while Mendis scored just two in the first innings.”We have to make a good start,” Chandimal said. “When we were batting we lost three early wickets in both innings.”So that’s an area we’ll have to improve.”Chandimal said it was too early to determine if they might shake up the top order in Christchurch but he expected the rest of the team to get a lift from the performance of Mendis and Mathews in Wellington.”We are really happy as a team,” he said.”We’ve especially shown a lot of character. They fought hard.”We’ve got a lot of youngsters in our side, so I’m sure they will learn and execute their plans going forward.”last_img read more

first_imgOne woman was injured when her southbound car left the road on Highway 75 near the bridge on the north end of Merrill in the noon hour Wednesday and entered the Floyd River.Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo says the vehicle just missed striking the bridge.He says his office had received a phone call, prior to the accident about an erratic driver, and adds the driver may have suffered from some sort of medical issue that led to the accident.The victim was able to get out of her vehicle, but was placed on a back board and the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department used their aerial truck to lift her from the river bank.She was transported to Floyd Valley HealthcareNo other vehicles were involved.Photos by Dennis Morricelast_img read more

first_imgLee Clark joins Tribalfootball: Newcastle & Fulham so special to meby Andrew Maclean10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWe here at Tribalfootballare proud to announce our new guest columnist for 2019, former Newcastle United and Fulham midfielder Lee Clark.Lee brings with him almost 30 years of experience playing and managing in the Premier League and across the Football League. As a player, Lee quite literally lived the dream. Not many players get to play for their boyhood heroes, let alone help reignite an entire city. But that’s what Clark did, having played 46 league games as a 20-year-old in Newcastle’s record breaking 1992/93 season, which ended their four-year exile from the top flight.It was a golden period for Toon. In the 1995-96 season, when Kevin Keegan’s side, dubbed ‘The Entertainers’, famously finished second behind Manchester United.The likes of David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla and Peter Beardsley lit up St. James’ Park on a regular basis and Clark was right there alongside them. He says the experience helped raise his game to another level.”Absolutely, every training session and game really, really mattered,” Clark tells Tribalfootball. “We could never rest on our laurels even in training, you knew you had someone, senior players, internationals. “And you knew that one, you wanted to get a place in the team. And two, you wanted to keep it, which was the hardest bit. You had to perform every single day in training. I think that’s the reason why most players during that period had there most successful time of their careers, really.”In 1997, Clark crossed the north-east divide for a brief two-year stint at Sunderland under Peter Reid and helped the Black Cats lift the First Division trophy in 1999. Fulham then paid £3m for Clark’s signature in the early days of the Mohamed Al Fayed revolution. Clark secured his status as a promotion specialist when he picked up another First Division title in 2001. Wearing the captain’s armband, Clark led the Cottagers to their then-highest Premier League finish in 2003/04. Speaking about his six-years in west London, Clark says: “I love the club. The people there, the way me and my family got treated. “The six years I had there as a player were magnificent. We had a great time and I love going back. And it’s quite ironic that it’s Newcastle vs Fulham at St. James’ on Saturday. I’ll be at the game and it will be pulling on the heartstrings really because I want neither of them to be involved [in the relegation battle].”And also another club close to me where my managerial career started, Huddersfield, they’re down in the mix as well. So it’s like I don’t want any one of these three to go down, but unfortunately I think that’s the way its going to be.”There was no break from football for Clark, who immediately joined United’s coaching staff after retirement in 2006. Two years later, he would take up the manager’s position at Huddersfield, spending four successful years in Yorkshire before joining Birmingham City in 2012.Stints at Bury, Blackpool and Kilmarnock have followed and at just 46 years of age, Clark still has plenty left to give to the game.”You learn from the ups and you learn from the downs. I’m a much improved manager than I ever was from the start. And I’m wanting to get back in. I love it. I love being on the graft. I love coaching players and trying to improve them. “I’m absolutely wanting to get back in the game but you know everything has to be right for me and also its not just the U.K, I’d quite enjoy and it would be a good test to work abroad.” TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgzoom Miami-based cruise company Carnival Corporation has held a keel-laying ceremony of the first ship of its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) generation, AIDAnova, which will be delivered by Meyer Werft Papenburg in fall 2018.The 180,000 gross ton AIDAnova, which will be the 13th member in AIDA’s fleet, will be traveling Madeira and the Canary Islands for seven-day cruises from December 2018 in its first season. German cruise line AIDA Cruises ordered the ship in summer 2015, as part of a deal for two next-generation cruise ships.With the ceremony, held at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, the company officially launched the construction of its seven next-generation cruise ships that will be fully-powered by LNG.“Today marked a significant milestone in the construction of this next-generation of Carnival Corporation ships featuring our ‘green cruising’ design, which will be the most environmentally friendly ships in our company’s history,” Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, said.Pioneering a new era in the use of low-carbon fuels, these new ships will be the first in the cruise industry that can use LNG to generate 100 percent of their power both in port and on the open sea. The ships, with delivery dates between 2018 and 2022, will be built by leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.Following the introduction of AIDAnova in 2018, Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises brand will debut the industry’s next cruise ship that can be powered completely by LNG on the open seas in 2019 – the first steel-cutting ceremony for this ship is scheduled at the Meyer Turku shipyard in the coming week.LNG-powered ships for Carnival Cruise Line and P&O Cruises (UK) will follow in 2020. Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises will each receive an additional LNG-powered ship in 2021, followed by an additional LNG-powered ship for Carnival Cruise Line in 2022.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) says it has eliminated 65 jobs from its workforce as part of a program to cut $15 million in annual costs.The Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender says after factoring in the latest job cuts, the company’s head count has been reduced by 10 per cent since the end of June.Home Capital said Monday it cut the 65 full-time positions from its operational, sales and underwriting division.In February 2017, the company announced an expense-savings initiative called Project Expo, which targeted annual cost savings of $15 million.Home Capital says Project Expo is largely complete and it expects to achieve its goal.However, the alternative mortgage lender says it is still facing elevated expenses after a run on deposits by customers in April, following allegations by regulators that it misled investors.last_img read more

first_imgBengaluru: With most exit polls forecasting another term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP almost sweeping Karnataka in the Lok Sabha polls, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy Monday expressed concerns over the vulnerability of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Hitting out at the pollsters, the chief minister in a series of tweets alleged that the “artificially engineered” or “manufactured” Modi wave is being used by the BJP to lure regional parties well in advance to fill any shortfall after the results on May 23. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “Entire Opposition political parties had expressed concern over credibility of EVMs under PM @narendramodi’s rule. Opposition parties even knocked the doors of the Supreme Court asking for a traditional ballot paper electionsto avoid defective EVMs that are vulnerable to fraud,” Kumaraswamy said. “World wide, even developed countries have opted for traditional polls through paper ballets. The exit poll surveys on May 19 only reiterated the serious concern of the Opposition parties on misuse of vulnerable EVMs for electoral gains by the ruling party,” he said in another tweet. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Stating that exit polls were being used to create an impression that “there is still a Modi wave” in the country, Kumaraswamy said, “This artificially engineered or manufactured Modi wave is being used by the BJP to lure regional parties well in advance to fill any shortfall after the results on May 23.” “The entire exit poll exercise was an effort to create false impression of a wave in favour of one particular leader and the party. As they say, it is just an exit poll, not exact poll,” he added. Most exit polls on Sunday predicted that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance will comfortably cross the halfway mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha. Some even projected that the NDA will get more than 300 seats. Forecasting a big BJP win in Karnataka, the pollsters claimed that the saffron party was likely to win over 21 of the total 28 seats. In the 2014 general election, the BJP had won 17 seats while the Congress and the JD(S) had bagged 9 and 2 seats each respectively. However, in the bypolls held in November last year the BJP had lost the Ballari seat to the Congress. Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara too raised doubts over the EVMs, saying that the BJP had sponsored the exit polls as the ground reality was different. He also noted that the United Progressive Alliance will come to power at the Centre this time. Rajya Sabha member B K Hariprasad said the exit polls were the reflection of the wishes of news channels where Modi wave is prevalent. “Most of the exit polls are the reflection of the wishes of news channels. There is a Modi wave in the news channels but the actual result will be out when the (ballot) boxes are opened,” Hariprasad told reporters. “They have shown BJP losing 40 to 45 seats in Uttar Pradesh. In rest of the places, these channels tried to fill the void. Exit polls are not exact polls. We will get exact poll when the counting happens,” he added. However, Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa said people of the country as well as Karnataka have supported Modi and the exit polls giving 22 seats to the saffron party in the state was a proof of that. Stressing that many tall leaders of Congress-JD(S) will lose, he said, “Let’s see what will happen after May 23, fighting is on between Congress and JD(S) already, let’s see where it will reach.” The Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) leaders questioning the EVMs shows their desperation, he added. Speculation is rife in the political circles that any adverse results for Congress-JD(S) alliance in the polls will have its implications on the longevity of the Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka.last_img read more

Rabat – As the opening date of the LGV high-speed train approaches, photos showing the interior of the train are making the rounds on social media.The trains have a sleek interior decorated in black and red and include a modern cafeteria. The LGV’s interior design is eye-pleasing and captures the sophistication of the soon to be running fast trains.The high-speed train is the first of its kind in Africa and it represents the culmination of rail infrastructure investments in the kingdom. The train will link Tangier to Kenitra in just 90 minutes, and Tangier to Casablanca in two hours and ten minutes instead of the current five hours.Morocco received delivery of the first LGV carriages in July 2015. The second group of LGV carriages arrived last September at the Port of Tangier Med.The first tests of the line were carried out in February and March of last year. The trains were tested at high speed for over forty kilometers near Kenitra, verifying the running conditions of the tracks as well as the trains and station signaling technology.The second phase of these dynamic tests have affirmed that the line is suitable for train circulation at a maximum speed of 320 kilometers per hour (198 mph).The third and last phase of tests on the LGV line took place during February.The project was launched by King Mohammed VI and the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in September 2011.Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE all contributed funds for the high speed train project, about USD 2 billion for the new trains, new tracks, improved signaling technology and upgraded train station platforms.LGV service was scheduled to open in December 2015 and later postponed to 2017 because of delays in infrastructure work. Planners are now expecting service to begin this summer. read more

“John Tory can now go back and tell the people in Canada this is what I saw,” Wigneswaran said.Speaking to reporters later, Wigneswaran said that the Toronto Mayor also commemorated the victims of May 18, 2009 during his visit.The Toronto Mayor also signed multiple agreements with Wigneswaran on assistance to be provided to the North. (Colombo Gazette) The Toronto Mayor said that while there has been progress on a lot of issues, much more remains to be done. John Tory expressed these views after having talks with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. He said that on his return to Canada he will brief the people of Toronto and Canada on what he has seen and heard during his Sri Lanka visit.Wigneswaran said that most officials who visit Sri Lanka have talks only with the Government but John Tory met the people in the North and got the true picture of what they are facing. Toronto Mayor John Tory says more progress needs to be seen on issues affecting the Tamils following the end of the war.The Mayor, who visited the North over the weekend, said that some of the issues which need to be addressed are the issues surrounding the missing and land. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

A rough projection, based on how many 3-pointers he’s made through Golden State’s first 58 games, would have Curry finishing this season with about 400 3-pointers — or about a 40 percent increase over his record-setting performance from last season.Records eventually fall, even those sacred ones that seem untouchable. But rarely, if ever, do they fall by such an enormous margin as the one Curry is building this year. Take, for example, baseball’s single-season home run record. When Roger Maris bested Babe Ruth’s record in 1961, he did so by a single home run — increasing the record by about 1.7 percent. In the summer of 1998, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa raced each other to a new historic high, the mark finally settled at 70 — increasing the record by about 14.8 percent. In 2001, Barry Bonds drove the record up to 73 — an increase of about 4.3 percent.Scan through cumulative single-season records for other sports and athletic feats, and it is tough to find any current record that was set by such a wide margin as Curry’s new 3-point record projects to be. MLBBondsWalks23217.236.536.5 NBACurry3-Pointers400*39.9%48.7%48.7% MLBSuzukiHits2621.91.91.9 NFLTD passes5577 MLBHome runs73102 NHLGretzkyGoals9221.121.121.1 MLBWalks232325 NFLManningTD passes5510.010.012.2 NHLGretzkyPoints2151.41.441.4 INCREASE OVER Wayne Gretzky’s dominant offensive production is the closest thing to what Curry is doing this season, but even that will fall short if Curry maintains his current pace. Venturing outside the four major team sports offers just as dramatic a set of comparisons. In the entire 106-year progression of the men’s marathon world record, from Johnny Hayes’s 2:55:18 on July 24, 1908, to Dennis Kimetto’s 2:02:57 on September 28, 2014, the world has collectively shaved just 30 percent off the record.Emphasizing Curry’s pace another way, if you take the 40 percent increase he is chasing this year and apply it to those records from other team sports, these are the numbers you end up with. NHLGoals92129 MLBBondsHome runs734.319.719.7 NFLReceptions143200 In an instant classic over the weekend, Stephen Curry hit a dozen 3-pointers, including the game-winner from 32 feet, while helping lead his Golden State Warriors to a 121-118 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Those 12 3-pointers gave him 288 for the season, breaking his own record of 286 set last season. Oh, and the Warriors still have 24 games left on their schedule, plenty of time for him to build on what is already one of the greatest shooting seasons in NBA history. NFLRushing yards2,1052,947 NFLHarrisonReceptions14316.316.327.7 SPORTFEATCURRENT RECORDNEW RECORD WITH 40% INCREASE NHLPoints215301 SPORTPLAYERCATEGORYCURRENT RECORDPREVIOUS RECORDPREVIOUS 5 YEARSPREVIOUS 10 YEARS MLBHits262367 NFLDickersonRush yards2,1055.15.15.1 These are imperfect analogues. Someone hitting 102 home runs or rushing for more than 2,900 yards in a season is an absurd proposition. There is an entirely different set of variables that determines the feasibility of scoring 129 goals or throwing for 77 touchdowns than there is for hitting 400 3-pointers. One of those variables is how much competitors value the stat in question. No one questions whether a marathon runner is trying to run the fastest marathon possible, just as no one who ever watched Adam Dunn swing a bat would tell you there aren’t players who want nothing more than to hit as many dingers as they can in their time on this earth. But if some intrepid dingus decided he was going to set the NFL record for attempted laterals, there wouldn’t be much to stop him.In Curry’s case, his record-setting pace is both a reflection of his own individual brilliance and the changing climate of the NBA. Three-point attempts have been surging across the entire league for years and Curry has been out in front, pushing the boundaries of what’s acceptable offensive strategy. Larry Bird is widely regarded as one of the best 3-point shooters in history, but he also played in an era where the shot was used more sparingly. If Curry does finish the season around 400 3-pointers made, that would be more than Bird’s four most-prolific 3-point shooting seasons combined.Evaluating the nature of Curry’s record-setting performance this season is therefore a little different than some of those other records. While he’s shooting a career-high 46.8 percent on 3-pointers, he’s also on pace to attempt nearly 200 more 3-pointers than anyone in league history. Where Bonds broke records by becoming even more efficient with a comparable number of opportunities, Curry’s feat is maintaining and even increasing efficiency with an enormous surge in opportunities. Those things are not separate — the more threes Curry attempts, the more defenses are devoting effort and attention to stopping him. But, as Oklahoma City discovered this weekend, sometimes all the effort, attention and pressure in the world just doesn’t matter very much. read more

first_imgThe student is said to be well-known in the politics scene at the university Mr Lapwood on his houseboat Mr Lapwood at Christ Church CollegeCredit:Facebook A spokesman for Thames Valley Police confirmed a 23-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and ABH.A source told The Daily Telegraph that Mr Lapwood, who lived on a houseboat near the college, is a well-known student, who has apparently spoken at union meetings and has been an active political voice.He has also been seen at events held by the Piers Gaveston society, the source claimed.He was known at the college for taking a flamethrower he had built out of a caulking gun, glow plug and canister of butane gas to the annual Christ Church party in 2013.  An Oxford University student who was allegedly involved in the Piers Gaveston drinking society has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and actual bodily harm.Jonathan William Inigo Lapwood, a philosophy and psychology student at Christ Church College, is said to have been arrested on a boat near the Christ Church meadows around 6am on Tuesday morning.A source told The Daily Telegraph the alleged assault had taken place in the past four years and was both “psychological and physical” in nature. Mr Lapwood, 23, was last night thought to be at his gated family home in Wantage, a market town in Oxfordshire.His father, Robin, said the student would not be available for comment.“It is going to be a thorough police investigation and we can’t say anything until it’s completed,” he said. “Everything will be cleared up in due time.”It is understood Mr Lapwood has told friends that the alleged assault was “entirely consensual”. Mr Lapwood was allegedly part of a group called the ‘Banter Squadron’Credit:Facebook  He is a highly intelligent young man. His arrest has shocked the university communitySource Mr Lapwood at Christ Church Collegecenter_img Inigo Lapwood Claiming he was dressed as the band Arcade Fire, he shot flames into the college’s historic Tom Quad before college porters arrived to shut down the party, which had included a free bar and jelly wrestling.He is also alleged to have been part of a group of students who nicknamed themselves the Banter Squadron.A source claimed: “He’s not a brilliant student. One tutor described him as one of the most disorganised students he has had to teach.”Mr Lapwood married a student, whom he met in The Purple Turtle nightclub, in a ceremony in Oxford in 2014. Speaking to the student newspaper, Cherwell, at the time, Mr Lapwood said: “We had two very moving readings. Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene… [and] the other great classic of romantic literature, Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty To Me, was kindly and seriously rendered by the best man.” The couple are believed to have separated last year. Mr Lapwood is the son of a GP and former vicar.Christ Church College was previously rocked by sexual assault claims, after history and politics student Ben Sullivan was arrested in May 2014 on suspicion of rape and attempted rape. Mr Lapwood lives on a houseboat in OxfordCredit:Facebook  The student is said to be well-known in the politics scene at the university He was later told no action would be taken against him and spoke out about the impact the “poisonous” allegations had on him and his family.One source suggested that the earlier incident  involving Mr Sullivan might prompt others to be “enthusiastic” when it  came to trying to get another student convicted. “Oxford student politics are so vicious and petty that you never know whether people are using sexual offences to settle scores,” the source said.Oxford University declined to comment on the latest allegations.  Christ Church College said it could not comment on the case while police were investigating. Mr Lapwood has been bailed until Nov 24. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgRestaurants across England have been affected by a spate of petty thefts, with diners stealing anything from cutlery to the paintings off the walls as a “memento” of a special meal. Last week David Everitt-Matthias from Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, which has two Michelin stars, was shocked when diners stole handmade Christmas decorations from his restaurant. One of his festive penguins was taken and he hopes a public appeal will shame the thief into coming forward. A meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the best culinary experiences a diner can have – but it seems for some customers the memory is not enough.center_img He told The Telegraph that this isn’t the first time he has faced…last_img read more

first_imgOverall, 30 per cent of women had multiple conditions, along with 24.4 per cent of men.More than half of GP visits and hospital admissions were found to be devoted to those with multiple conditions, and 79 per cent of prescriptions were issued to those with more than one complaint.Researchers said the shocking figures showed the need to redesign services to create “one stop shops” to treat patients more holistically.They said NHS systems – which fund hospitals for appointments to treat separate diseases – did not put the patient first, and wasted precious resources.Dr Duncan Edwards, a research fellow from Cambridge University, said: “The numbers are just startling when you see them in black and white.“The average person with diabetes has three or four other conditions, yet the NHS structures forbid looking after patients properly. We need a one-stop shop, not a system that thinks in terms of single diseases.” Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairman of the Royal College of GPs said the research showed why GPs need longer with patients Credit:PA/Grainge Photography/Royal Colleg  “Chronic pain, high blood pressure and diabetes are some of the most common conditions, and all are fuelled by obesity – we are going to be seeing more and more of this in future,” he warned.Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum said too many people were eating “relentlessly” despite constant reminders about the number of diseases linked to excess weight.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said the research showed that family doctors need far more time with many of their patients.“This large-scale, comprehensive research is further evidence of the increasing complexity of cases that GPs are dealing with, and the inadequacy of the standard 10-minute consultation,” she said.The GP said the slots were not long enough for patients with complex needs, but said that attempts to give longer appointments meant others had to wait even longer to see a doctor. More than a quarter of adults in Britain have multiple health problems, according to a major study warning of “alarming” pressures being placed on the NHS.The research shows that the vast majority of GPs’ time is being taken up by patients with several conditions, with eight in 10 prescriptions now issued to patients with more than one health complaint.Researchers from Cambridge University said the trend was set to worsen, amid soaring rates of obesity fuel diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.The four-year study of more than 400,000 adults in England found 27.2 per cent were suffering from more than one health condition – with even higher rates among women.  High blood pressure was the most common – with almost one in five patients found to be suffering from it. And one in ten patients were diagnosed with depression or anxiety, while one in ten had chronic pain.The research showed that overlaps between the diseases were common, with an average of three conditions each for those aged 75 and over. Dr Edwards said pressures were expected to deepen, given Britain’s rising obesity rates.Two in three adults are now overweight or obese, while three quarters of millenials are set to reach this point by the age of around 40, on current trends. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Konstantin Igropulo ← Previous Story Hungarian Final 2015: Veszprem – Szeged 1:0 Next Story → El Jaish sack Zoran Kastratovic Konstantin Igropulo, once gain, became the handball person of the day after crazy celebration of the victory in EHF Cup with his team Fuchse Berlin. The Germans secured the historical success in front of home fans in Max Schmeling Arena by winning the final clash of the EHF Cup F4 against HSV Handball 30:26, but even the most interesting was post-event by the Russian right back.The 30 years-old future member of KIF Kolding Kobenhavn had his show naked with the trophy among the legs, just like he did a year before, when Berlin celebrated the DHB Cup trophy in Hamburg.Some other players also shown their potential to celebrate in PULOSTYLE.KIF Kolding Kobenhavn fans are the next….PHOTO: KI Instagram read more

first_imgFormer minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos was granted a release from jail on Wednesday, when the latest of his appeals was presented before a judicial court. The five-member panel voted by a slim majority of three to two, to release the 77-year-old, due to his poor health. The former Minister of Defense, who was given a 20-year prison term for money laundering in 2013, has a heart ailment and underwend a triple bypass operation last month. He has been in hospital since undergoing triple bypass surgery last month and the prosecutor aligned with his lawers argument that returning to Korydallos prison “would cause irreparable damage” to his health.However, the conditions of his release include – apart from a ban on leaving the country – a bail set at 200,000 euros ($213,000), which his family claims is unaffordable. Once among the most powerful men in Greece, ranking second in the hierarchy of the Socialist Party, PASOK, which ruled Greece for more than 20 years, Tsohatzopoulos was a founding member and a contender for the party’s leadership – and the seat of the Prime Minister – after Andreas Papandreou’s resignation in 1996. He lost to Kostas Simitis and settled for the position of Minister of Defense, which he held from 1996 to 2001, before moving on to the Ministry of Growth. He is one of the rare prominent politicians to be jailed for corruption in Greece. In 2013, the court found him guilty of money laundering and receiving bribes, which were paid through offshore companies for the procurement of a Russian rocket defence system and German submarines. The kickbacks were added to the final cost to the Greek state which ended up paying overcharges worth millions. According to the court, the illegal proceeds were used for real estate purchases in Athens by members of his family. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img Why are we here? Just to suffer? Well if you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan you know one sure-fire way to distract yourself from the pain of phantom limbs and missing comrades is to dive deep into these magnificent stealth action games. But being a Metal Gear fan means more than just virtually sneaking around. Metal Gear is just as, if not more, beloved for its characters and ideas and bonkers revisionist military history. We don’t just want to play Metal Gear Solid. We want to live in the world of Metal Gear Solid.That’s never going to happen, probably for the best. Today’s world is bad enough without nuke-shooting tanks with legs walking around. But if you or the Metal Gear lover in your life want to live out some Snake fantasies, these gift ideas are a great place to start.Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive ExperienceWeird zombie spin-offs without the original creators aside, Metal Gear Solid V may be the final true entry of the series. This open-world opus was quite the send-off, though. The Definitive Experience combines both halves of the game, Ground Zeroes, and The Phantom Pain, into one epic package.FOXHOUND T-ShirtShow your allegiance to the elite special force unit FOXHOUND with this T-Shirt. If it’s good enough for Naked, Solid, and Liquid Snake, it’s definitely good enough for you. Just don’t try to take over Shadow Moses.Raiden’s SwordThe Metal Gear series is usually about careful, quiet sneaking. But sometimes you just need to throw subtlety out the window and start chopping fools to death with a big sword. That’s what Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is all about, and you can own a replica of the sword Raiden kills so many people with in that game. But please don’t kill any people.A Cardboard BoxSnake’s greatest weapon on the battlefield isn’t a gun or a sneaking suit or a horse that can poop on command. It’s a plain old cardboard box he can hide under to avoid enemies. So if you have enemies to avoid, just get yourself a cardboard box of your very own. If you’re feeling fancy, put some sexy drawings on the outside as a distraction.Venom Snake Nendoroid Action FigureLet this adorable little Venom Snake action figure inspire you as you continue the sneaking mission that is life. Look at his little cigar and his little eye patch and his little shrapnel horn and his little robot arm. V has come to, and he’s as cute as can be.An Eye PatchI don’t care if both of your eyes work just fine. If you want to be Snake, you need to start wearing an eye patch. Flents is (probably) a fine maker of eye patches that fit anyone, even legendary soldiers, and their angsty clone sons.The Art of Metal Gear Solid VEven if you don’t enjoy playing the games, the art of the Metal Gear series is still gorgeous to look at. This art book collects concepts and designs from the final entry in the series, including drawings no one has ever seen before. With hundreds of pieces of art, this should keep your eyes entertained for a while.A Cigarette Lighter Phone CaseSmoking isn’t good for you. Just because Snake smokes doesn’t mean you should start. But if you do smoke, and you want to be more like Snake, pop a cigarette lighter case on your phone and light up while still staying up to date on important intel. Or just smoke for hours to make time go by faster (please don’t).Diamond Dogs Key ChainDon’t let your sorrows be scattered to the heartless sea. You’re all diamonds, and let everyone know with a Diamond Dogs keychain. That way, the coroners will know exactly what to do with your ashes. Big Boss will be so proud.Metal Gear Solid Vocal TracksWhooooaaaaAAHHHH!!!! Did you know that Metal Gear Solid also has a long history of great music, of great vocal tracks? I listen to “Sins of the Father,” “Snake Eater,” and “Heavens Divide” constantly on my way to work. The Metal Gear Solid Vocal Tracks album collects these songs on one convenient disc. It’s the perfect holiday soundtrack for any Mother Base.Death StrandingJust because Hideo Kojima is done making Metal Gear Solid games doesn’t mean he’s done making video games. The gonzo gaming guru’s next project is the inscrutable Death Stranding. Trailers make it seem like some kind of military horror game featuring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Guillermo Del Toro, babies in jars, and lots of black goo.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie last_img read more

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) Now Playing Up Next A few more shots of @KingRicochet from last night at #NXTAtlanta. It was incredible seeing his debut!— Will Henderson (@willh94) February 3, 2018 Some spoiler notes following the NXT TV tapings on Friday night in Atlanta.NXT TakeOver: New Orleans main event revealedThe scheduled main event for NXT TakeOver: New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 weekend will be Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.Black earned a win over Killian Dain in a No. 1 Contendership match at the tapings on Friday night in Atlanta. A segment was taped to close the show featuring a contract signing for the championship match at NXT TakeOver this April.Ricochet debuts at tapingsDespite just signing with WWE a few weeks ago and reporting to the Performance Center in Orlando, Ricochet made his debut at the NXT tapings last night in Atlanta.Paul “Triple H” Levesque shared a photo of Ricochet backstage shortly before his debut match in a win over Fabian Aichner.I’ll just leave this here……Feel free to discuss. @KingRicochet @WWENXT— Triple H (@TripleH) February 3, 2018Many fans in attendance shared video and photos of Ricochet’s debut as well.Ricochet showed up and I guess you could say the crowd was a little excited. #NXTAtlanta— Jamie (@jlew8) February 3, 2018 Triple H Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Lanny Poffo to appear at Ring of Honor Glory By Honor event as special guest WhatsApp Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Vince Mcmahon Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series center_img Twitter Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Facebook Pinterest WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Videos Articles Google+last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities on Thursday recovered an man’s body from the Columbia River in Longview, a Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office bulletin said.A caller reported finding the “badly decomposed” body around noon Thursday near the 4000 block of Industrial Way in Longview, the bulletin said.The sheriff’s office is working with the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office to identify the man.So far, they’ve determined the body wasn’t the man who fell from a docked Christmas ship near St. Helens, Ore., on Dec. 10, said Brett Dundas, chief deputy coroner for Cowlitz County.“We’re dealing with advanced decomposition,” said Cowlitz sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Brightbill.That could mean performing DNA tests to identify the body. Brightbill doesn’t expect an autopsy will be performed until Monday at the earliest.“We’ll just have to see what we can come up with,” he said. “Everybody is wondering who it is, but we just don’t know yet.”Chief Deputy Coroner Dundas said the office will be working through the weekend to identify the person. The office is investigating multiple missing persons leads from around the area, he said.A cause of death for the man was not available.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s the Topic of the decade. As print flutters between being obsoleteor merely deeply wounded, it struggles for relevancy in a world gonehyper-electronic. The days of delivering the news to a waking world at 6:30or to greet weary workers as they arrive home are long gone. The Web and mobilephones changed all that a decade ago, but an obdurate industry and no less thanfour wallet-breaking “technical advancements” (cold-type, colorprinting, pagination and the Web) in the past four decades, has pushed theindustry to its knees.A Google search on “future of newspapers” yielded 99,500 results. Aneven more pessimistic query of “end of newspapers” yielded 26,200.And if we think it is tough today, what will it be like a decade from now, whenour children, tethered to iPods and XBox Connects, do not have memory ofnewspaper’s days as “Messenger-in-Chief”?It was with this in mind that I approached my son’s middle school Englishteacher to pass out a questionnaire I had created with his 6th grade students.He graciously agreed. The questionnaire had its failings and was in no-wayscientific, although it did provide a hint at what tomorrow’s consumer of newsmight do.I must admit that I went into this with a presumption that most kids would noteven have seen a newspaper, let alone read one. I was wrong. Just 8percent said that they had never read one, and another 8 percent said that theyhad read one once. Still 59 percent read a newspaper once in a while and 22percent said they read them all the time. I also asked kids to provide the definition of a newspaper. The answers rangedfrom the mostly obvious (“like a big book with lots of articles in it”)to the truly insightful (“a carrier for advertising”) to,even, this: “a primitive form of t.v. that has channels that differfrom each region.”Tragic FlightBut I wonder if, after the last couple weeks, their perception of newspaperschanged. You see, the middle school is Clarence Middle, the same Clarence where Flight 3407 plummeted into a house killing 50—fivefrom our tiny hamlet. Clarence is a rural outpost of Buffalo, and while ourpopulation has grown considerably in the last decade, it really is quiteremoved both geographically (20 miles) and socio-economically from the rest ofthe area. So despite having moved here from the New York/New Jersey region overfour years ago, I still didn’t embrace the Buffalo News as my hometown paper.My consumption of the News consisted of front page, op-ed and sports,with about a once-a-week check of the “Northern Suburbs” to see ifthe stringer for our area had filed anythingThat changed on February 12, whenpractically the entire 180-member News staff suddenly foundClarence, and I found my local paper. The coverage of the event was thorough—andsuperb. The reporters not only covered the tragedy, but they captured thepsyche of the residents here—that we are essentially a commuter town. Many ofmy neighbors, like my husband and me, travel by air on a weekly basis. We allheld our collective breaths as we waited for identification of victims, withplaintive texts to friends-“where are you?” or in some cases just,”hello?”The reporters did what they were supposed to. They told the stories of thevictims in moving detail, and began to unearth a controversy that maybe flyingthe popular regional propjets into icy (shocking) Buffalo is not so safe afterall. The News even updated the front page last week to let residentsknow that a counter-demonstration was coalescing at thecrossroads of the accident site—to drown out some imbeciles hellbent on usingthe memorial services to promote their poisonous agenda.TV Critic Jeff Simon was right when he said that the online News finally had come of age.He also pointed out the pitfalls of trying to be newsbreaking and accurate—earlyreports said it was a U.S. Air flight, not a Continental one, while other mediawere reporting it was a twin-seater versus a commercial airliner. Accuracy,speed and thoroughness are sometimes at odds. And not to negate thecontribution of the three local broadcast stations—they did a fine job on thebreaking news—but they couldn’t sustain the in-depth coverage for the ensuingdays when we, like addicts, hungered for more.Juxtaposed to this essential coverage was the ad-hoc city that sprung up at thelocal library, when more than 40 satellite news teams from all overdescended. It was silliness watching news team after news team in theirmakeshift outdoor studios: lights, anchor and camera crew, all reporting thesame thing-a mile from the scene. As I was asked repeatedly, “where can wego buy sandwiches,” I realized how irrelevant they were. They weren’tlocal, they didn’t understand the area, nor did they comprehend the concern ofthe residents, nor the fears of kids—like my 10-year old, who immediatelygrasped: “this could have been our house. It could have been you ordaddy.”And while the industry and executives go neurotic over whether or notnewspapers are still relevant, the answer is in their question. If they have toask, then they are not. Choosing to load up editorial with wire copy, to reportthe same stuff as everyone else, is no different than the 40 news crews thattook a camera shot of an empty road. Gutting a newsroom is an insane and clearpath to irrelevancy. Your editorial is not only the hook into your community—theyare your marketers. They are the public faces that remind us to pick upthe paper.Clearly, you can’t build a business plan around having a tragedy in yourcommunity—but the lesson should be that people will read what is impactful tothem. When you have trained me not to read the local news more than once a week—becauseyou can’t update more than that—you start falling into that bucket ofirrelevance.And if you really don’t know whatmakes your newspaper relevant, here’s a newsflash: ask a 6th grader.last_img read more